I made kootu with chow-chow and it tasted wonderful..I got this recipe from my mother..It tastes good with any rice or dhall..
Chow-chow / Chayote - 2 cups chopped
Split Moong dhall -1/4 cup
Asafoetida /Hing - 1 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Green chillies - 3
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dhall roasted in a teaspoon of oil
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard - 1 teaspoon
Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Dry red chillies -2
To the split moong dhall add turmeric powder and a little water and allow it to cook until it is half cooked..( I microwaved it for 2 minutes)..Add the chopped chow-chow salt and half a cup of water,cover and cook for 6 to 7 minutes.
Grind together the coconut,roasted urad dhall, green chillies, cumin seeds in a blender and add to the chow-chow.Bring it to a boil and take off from the heat..
Do the tempering with the mustard, urad dhall, red chillies and add it to the cooked vegetable...